At Hotwells Primary School, our main aim is to foster and promote children’s curiosity and excitement to understand the world around them through scientific investigation. We encourage children to observe, ask questions, make predictions/hypothesise and collaborate to conduct scientific enquiries. Through these investigations, children gain a rich understanding of how our world works and an awareness that exploration is key to make new discoveries.

In addition to working scientifically, our children will be taught key scientific terminology and knowledge will be built upon throughout their school journey as a scientist. Whilst at Hotwells Primary School, children will learn about plants, animals including humans, materials, seasonal change, habitats, rocks, light, forces, states of matter, sound, electricity, Earth and space and evolution and inheritance. The children will be taught about key scientists in history and how they made their discoveries, as well as learning about up to date research and new discoveries that are shaping our future. Key issues facing our planet today, such as climate change, are addressed through science and link to other curriculum topics. We discuss our impact on the earth and how this affects animals and their habitats and how Science can help change the future of our planet. 

Click here to view our Curriculum Statement for Science.

Click here to find out how we make Science accessible for children with SEND.